Maggots in the Garbage Can

How do you get rid of maggots in the garbage can?

Betty

Ad
To celebrate the new year we are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in January! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Flag
October 8, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

I don't know why people insist on using moth balls. They don't do anything. The reason you have maggots are flies are depositing larva into the garbage. The larva turns into maggots and then into flies. Keep the garbage can washed out after it is emptied and keep a lid tightl on the can. It may not cure the problem but will be a big help. Also a lot of garbage is fed to hogs. Moth balls is something you don't want in the garbage.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
October 8, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

The easiest way is to pour some dry detergent in the bottom of your trash can before putting any garbage in it. The dry detergent repels the flies and the maggots.

We use plastic trash liners and never have the problem, but people may start going without now that money and plastics are becoming dear.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
January 20, 20090 found this helpful
Best Answer

If you get maggots, it means you've left food in the bin for two or three days too long! This causes odours and is very unhygenic. The only way to stop this is to use smaller trash bags, and take them out more frequently, or alternatively, keep all food scraps in the freezer or fridge to stop flies laying eggs on them. The drawback for this method is that you need room, and also need to remember to take the rubbish out to the bin.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
October 8, 20080 found this helpful

Not only use the moth balls, but also take out your favorite cleaner pour some in, using your hose fill it up rinse it out and leave it to dry. Not only does it keep the maggot's out but it also helps with the odor. Darlene

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
October 8, 20080 found this helpful

I keep my scraps in the freezer or refrig. and put that out with the trash the morning of pick up.

Jennifer

Northern Virginia

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
October 9, 20080 found this helpful

First of all when I lived in the city and it was hot out and a lot of trash, yes the bugs would come. What I would do is throw some cheap cleaner like pine sol on them and then throw some hot water on them, died big time. Also if you have a basement that gets water bugs in them, use the whole moth balls. They are great at getting rid of them. Also some grandmas used to put them in the inside of the sofa or small pieces of soap too. Just an idea.

Related Content(article continues below)
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
October 9, 20080 found this helpful

Wash out the trash can and then put about 1 scoop of powered laundry soap on walls and bottom. This will help if something wet hits the soap, it activates it. It also kills the maggots as they climb the wall or on the bottom. Make sure the lid is closed tight.

Plano ,Texas

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
To celebrate the new year we are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in January! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Categories
Home and Garden Pest Control Other PestsOctober 8, 2008
Guides
Repairing a Garbage Disposal (Disposer), Man's hands holding a power screwdriver to a garbage disposal.
Repairing a Garbage Disposal (Disposer)
kitchen sink
Unclogging a Garbage Disposal
Keeping Animals Out of Your Garbage, Raccoon Scavenging Garbage
Keeping Animals Out of Your Garbage
Fly
Preventing Apple Maggots
More
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
💘
Valentine's Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on January 16, 2017 at 12:53:52 PM on 10.0.0.148 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!